Fake by Erica Katz

"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance
Person in dark woods titled "Suspense"

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Here we go again, I’ve read another story about the art world, and I think this one is my favorite that I’ve read recently! I thought this was a fast-paced story, and I enjoyed that it wasn’t really a thriller, but more of an experience and a mystery.

Emma Caan has a job as a duplicator of art. It’s all legit, not an illegal forgery, but rather, a replica of an original that the owner asks for. Museums and art collectors pay for these well-done duplicates to show off on walls while the original stays safe in a vault somewhere. But then she’s offered a new job at an art gallery with a side-hustle to continue to create these replicas for only one customer.

Emma jumps at the chance, but soon discovers that behind the curtain of this fantastic-looking job are some darker truths.

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